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Akld #43 FEAST

1:06:36 | Nov 26th, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Come and indulge with us, and feed your souls with nourishing tales of food, family, and the festive season. We asked Alice Pearce, Adam Rohe, and Marianne Infante to set the table for us, as they share so...Show More
Akld #43 FEAST

1:06:36 | Nov 26th, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Come and indulge with us, and feed your souls with nourishing tales of food, family, and the festive season. We asked Alice Pearce, Adam Rohe, and Marianne Infante to set the table for us, as they share so...Show More
Akld #42 Raining Cats & Dogs

55:35 | Nov 20th, 2017

It’s raining cats and dogs! And all the other animals! There is really no way to write this description without sounding like an advert for Animates, so we’ll keep it short and sweet. This month we get to see Alice Kirker, Jono Croucher, and Grac...Show More
Akld #42 Raining Cats & Dogs

55:35 | Nov 20th, 2017

It’s raining cats and dogs! And all the other animals! There is really no way to write this description without sounding like an advert for Animates, so we’ll keep it short and sweet. This month we get to see Alice Kirker, Jono Croucher, and Grac...Show More
Akld #41 Bullsh*t

43:04 | Nov 19th, 2017

Have you ever been up to your eyeballs in Bullsh*t? It’s fifty shades of brown at this month’s Watercooler as we bring you a wonderful collection of sh*tty stories, and stories about sh*t. Valentine Tauamiti, Albertine Jonas and Todd Waters are re...Show More
Akld #41 Bullsh*t

43:04 | Nov 19th, 2017

Have you ever been up to your eyeballs in Bullsh*t? It’s fifty shades of brown at this month’s Watercooler as we bring you a wonderful collection of sh*tty stories, and stories about sh*t. Valentine Tauamiti, Albertine Jonas and Todd Waters are re...Show More
Akld #40 Growing Pains

1:09:27 | Nov 19th, 2017

Watercooler - Issue #40: Growing Pains Stories of challenging growth, demanding expansion, and testing times. This month's Watercooler is all about growing pains. Amanda Billing, Kate Mcgill, and Nathan Joe tell tales of when they were trialed by...Show More
Akld #40 Growing Pains

1:09:27 | Nov 19th, 2017

Watercooler - Issue #40: Growing Pains Stories of challenging growth, demanding expansion, and testing times. This month's Watercooler is all about growing pains. Amanda Billing, Kate Mcgill, and Nathan Joe tell tales of when they were trialed by...Show More
Akld #39 Metamorphosis

56:59 | Jun 30th, 2017

A change in seasons, a new perspective, an upheaval, a revolution, an unfamiliar chapter. Ahi Karunaharan, Zechariah Soakai and Jacque Drew are ready to hit you with radical stories of their own metamorphosis. This month’s Watercooler offers a fre...Show More
Akld #39 Metamorphosis

56:59 | Jun 30th, 2017

A change in seasons, a new perspective, an upheaval, a revolution, an unfamiliar chapter. Ahi Karunaharan, Zechariah Soakai and Jacque Drew are ready to hit you with radical stories of their own metamorphosis. This month’s Watercooler offers a fre...Show More
Akld #37 In The Flesh

53:44 | Jun 11th, 2017

This month’s meaty issue was all about the human body, from flossing habits to fertility, and each tale promised to be fully fleshed out. Featuring big stories about little body parts from Jordan Dodson, Laura Giddey and Grace Maguire. Hosted by Alic...Show More
Akld #37 In The Flesh

53:44 | Jun 11th, 2017

This month’s meaty issue was all about the human body, from flossing habits to fertility, and each tale promised to be fully fleshed out. Featuring big stories about little body parts from Jordan Dodson, Laura Giddey and Grace Maguire. Hosted by Alic...Show More
Akld #36 Flavours of Awkward

1:00:58 | Mar 28th, 2017

Cringe-worthy catastrophes, face-flushing fails and sweaty palmed moments of misinterpretation. This month's issue wildly celebrates the awkwardness of the human existence.  Recorded live at The Basement Theatre, 23 March 2017. Featuring tales of the...Show More
Akld #36 Flavours of Awkward

1:00:58 | Mar 28th, 2017

Cringe-worthy catastrophes, face-flushing fails and sweaty palmed moments of misinterpretation. This month's issue wildly celebrates the awkwardness of the human existence.  Recorded live at The Basement Theatre, 23 March 2017. Featuring tales of the...Show More
Akld #35 Lighting The Fire

1:30:08 | Mar 28th, 2017

From the love bug to fighting back, in the first issue of 2017 listen to three incredible stories of things that light the fire under us all. Stories of self love, of family, of pride. Recorded live at The Basement Theatre, 9 February 2017. Featu...Show More
Akld #35 Lighting The Fire

1:30:08 | Mar 28th, 2017

From the love bug to fighting back, in the first issue of 2017 listen to three incredible stories of things that light the fire under us all. Stories of self love, of family, of pride. Recorded live at The Basement Theatre, 9 February 2017. Featu...Show More
Wgtn #13: Was It Something I Said?

50:12 | Oct 23rd, 2016

Recorded live at BATS Theatre, 8 September 2016. Featuring stories from Jonny Paul, Tai Samaeli, and Anna Guenther. Hosted and produced by Jennifer O'Sullivan. Audio engineering by Oliver Devlin.
Wgtn #13: Was It Something I Said?

50:12 | Oct 23rd, 2016

Recorded live at BATS Theatre, 8 September 2016. Featuring stories from Jonny Paul, Tai Samaeli, and Anna Guenther. Hosted and produced by Jennifer O'Sullivan. Audio engineering by Oliver Devlin.
Wgtn #12: First Time/Last Time

42:40 | Oct 16th, 2016

It's usually straightforward to know when you're experiencing something for the first time, but how do you know if it's the last? Is it easier when you don't know you'll never do the thing again? Or to start something rather than finish it? Recor...Show More
Wgtn #12: First Time/Last Time

42:40 | Oct 16th, 2016

It's usually straightforward to know when you're experiencing something for the first time, but how do you know if it's the last? Is it easier when you don't know you'll never do the thing again? Or to start something rather than finish it? Recor...Show More
Wgtn #11: Reboot

56:07 | Oct 9th, 2016

Stories of times we've wanted to stop and start again, of our favourite TV and film reboots, or maybe even of our fond memories of 90s Canadian-American CGI-animated action-adventure television series Reboot. Recorded live at BATS Theatre on 14 J...Show More
Wgtn #11: Reboot

56:07 | Oct 9th, 2016

Stories of times we've wanted to stop and start again, of our favourite TV and film reboots, or maybe even of our fond memories of 90s Canadian-American CGI-animated action-adventure television series Reboot. Recorded live at BATS Theatre on 14 J...Show More
Wgtn #9: Whose Brine Is It Anyway

51:52 | Oct 2nd, 2016

April's issue was loosely inspired by the hit Improv TV show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ Except it's storytelling and there may not be as many Hawaiian shirts paired with khaki trousers. However we did what we could to dress the part. Did Alice Br...Show More
Wgtn #9: Whose Brine Is It Anyway

51:52 | Oct 2nd, 2016

April's issue was loosely inspired by the hit Improv TV show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ Except it's storytelling and there may not be as many Hawaiian shirts paired with khaki trousers. However we did what we could to dress the part. Did Alice Br...Show More
Akld #31: TMI (Too Much Information)

1:13:51 | Sep 27th, 2016

This month's theme is TMI, i.e. "Too Much Information". Writer and actor Ash Jones, comedian Jamie Bowen and journalist Sasha Borissenko will share their stories of knowing too much, too little, revealing too much, wishing they knew more, or taking i...Show More
Akld #31: TMI (Too Much Information)

1:13:51 | Sep 27th, 2016

This month's theme is TMI, i.e. "Too Much Information". Writer and actor Ash Jones, comedian Jamie Bowen and journalist Sasha Borissenko will share their stories of knowing too much, too little, revealing too much, wishing they knew more, or taking i...Show More
Wgtn #8: Pride and Humiliation

56:48 | Sep 24th, 2016

Recorded live at BATS Theatre, 17 March 2016. Featuring stories from Eamonn Marra, Kate Robertson, Eli Joseph and Jennifer O'Sullivan. Hosted and produced by Alice Brine. Audio engineering by Oliver Devlin.
Wgtn #8: Pride and Humiliation

56:48 | Sep 24th, 2016

Recorded live at BATS Theatre, 17 March 2016. Featuring stories from Eamonn Marra, Kate Robertson, Eli Joseph and Jennifer O'Sullivan. Hosted and produced by Alice Brine. Audio engineering by Oliver Devlin.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: SARAN GOLDIE-ANDERSON

09:20 | Apr 20th, 2016

After giving up a promising artistic roller skating career at age eight to pursue dance, music, outdoor pursuits and an awkward teenage phase as a unicyclist, Saran spent most of her childhood flinging herself into the air and making as much noise as...Show More
FROM THE ARCHIVES: SARAN GOLDIE-ANDERSON

09:20 | Apr 20th, 2016

After giving up a promising artistic roller skating career at age eight to pursue dance, music, outdoor pursuits and an awkward teenage phase as a unicyclist, Saran spent most of her childhood flinging herself into the air and making as much noise as...Show More
BONUS: HADLEY DONALDSON

12:23 | Apr 13th, 2016

Hadley Donaldson is a poster designer/illustrator/animator recently re-based in Wellington after a couple of years in Auckland. It was okay but then Marshall from Rubicon bought his flat and threw everyone out into the street. It was cool. Hadley hea...Show More
BONUS: HADLEY DONALDSON

12:23 | Apr 13th, 2016

Hadley Donaldson is a poster designer/illustrator/animator recently re-based in Wellington after a couple of years in Auckland. It was okay but then Marshall from Rubicon bought his flat and threw everyone out into the street. It was cool. Hadley hea...Show More
WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE: ROB HARRIS

14:51 | Apr 6th, 2016

Originating from Canada, Rob has found a nice home with NZ stand-up comedy and has become a mainstay on the scene - the highlight of his experience receiving an honorary mention in the 2013 National Raw Comedy Quest finals. A mixture of observational...Show More
WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE: ROB HARRIS

14:51 | Apr 6th, 2016

Originating from Canada, Rob has found a nice home with NZ stand-up comedy and has become a mainstay on the scene - the highlight of his experience receiving an honorary mention in the 2013 National Raw Comedy Quest finals. A mixture of observational...Show More
WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE: HADASSAH GRACE

11:11 | Mar 30th, 2016

Hadassah Grace is a writer and performer, with a penchant for questionable life choices. During the day she writes poetry and drinks too much coffee, and at night she takes her clothes off to pay the bills. Her writing explores sex, politics and sexu...Show More
WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE: HADASSAH GRACE

11:11 | Mar 30th, 2016

Hadassah Grace is a writer and performer, with a penchant for questionable life choices. During the day she writes poetry and drinks too much coffee, and at night she takes her clothes off to pay the bills. Her writing explores sex, politics and sexu...Show More
WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE: UTHER DEAN

12:55 | Mar 23rd, 2016

Uther Dean is an award-winning writer, story-teller and theatre practitioner. His work has appeared in Sport, The Listener, Fishhead, and on Radio New Zealand, The Wireless, and The Pantograph Punch. He is one of the founders and creative co-director...Show More
WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE: UTHER DEAN

12:55 | Mar 23rd, 2016

Uther Dean is an award-winning writer, story-teller and theatre practitioner. His work has appeared in Sport, The Listener, Fishhead, and on Radio New Zealand, The Wireless, and The Pantograph Punch. He is one of the founders and creative co-director...Show More
WELLINGTON ISSUE: SMOKE AND MIRRORS

1:07:19 | Mar 16th, 2016

The Watercooler is a platform for people from all walks to tell their stories, both true and imagined, in front of a live audience. Inspired by many well-known storytelling events and podcasts held worldwide such as The Moth, or This Amercian Lif...Show More
WELLINGTON ISSUE: SMOKE AND MIRRORS

1:07:19 | Mar 16th, 2016

The Watercooler is a platform for people from all walks to tell their stories, both true and imagined, in front of a live audience. Inspired by many well-known storytelling events and podcasts held worldwide such as The Moth, or This Amercian Lif...Show More
AUCKLAND ISSUE: I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER

1:15:24 | Feb 28th, 2016

The Watercooler is a platform for people from all walks to tell their stories, both true and imagined, in front of a live audience. Inspired by many well-known storytelling events and podcasts held worldwide, such as The Moth or This American Lif...Show More
AUCKLAND ISSUE: I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER

1:15:24 | Feb 28th, 2016

The Watercooler is a platform for people from all walks to tell their stories, both true and imagined, in front of a live audience. Inspired by many well-known storytelling events and podcasts held worldwide, such as The Moth or This American Lif...Show More
AUCKLAND ISSUE : HOPE FOR A GENERATION

12:18 | Feb 28th, 2016

HOPE FOR A GENERATION In this special show we bring you four exceptional speakers from different generations to share their personal stories of hardship and hope. The Watercooler is proud to be collaborating with youth mentorship organisation Nga ...Show More
AUCKLAND ISSUE : HOPE FOR A GENERATION

12:18 | Feb 28th, 2016

HOPE FOR A GENERATION In this special show we bring you four exceptional speakers from different generations to share their personal stories of hardship and hope. The Watercooler is proud to be collaborating with youth mentorship organisation Nga ...Show More
WELLINGTON ISSUE: JET PLANES

1:06:44 | Feb 20th, 2016

This month’s Issue of The Watercooler at BATS, four storytellers will bring to life their experiences of what happened when they took off on a Jet plane. Or maybe what happened when they didn’t. These aren’t glory stories. Oh no, by far the opposite....Show More
WELLINGTON ISSUE: JET PLANES

1:06:44 | Feb 20th, 2016

This month’s Issue of The Watercooler at BATS, four storytellers will bring to life their experiences of what happened when they took off on a Jet plane. Or maybe what happened when they didn’t. These aren’t glory stories. Oh no, by far the opposite....Show More
Auckland Issue: Neighbours

41:19 | Jan 16th, 2016

Whether you've got pious family types, mysterious shut-away types or rowdy teenage types, neighbours are amongst us; inescapably, intrinsically part of our lives. Hell, we're all neighbours to someone too. In this “backyard” edition of The Waterco...Show More
Auckland Issue: Neighbours

41:19 | Jan 16th, 2016

Whether you've got pious family types, mysterious shut-away types or rowdy teenage types, neighbours are amongst us; inescapably, intrinsically part of our lives. Hell, we're all neighbours to someone too. In this “backyard” edition of The Waterco...Show More
The Watercooler Auckland Issue 23 Holiday

49:25 | Dec 3rd, 2015

Inspired by many well-known storytelling events and podcasts held worldwide (The Moth, This American Life), The Watercooler is a platform for people from all walks to tell stories both true and imagined. Storytellers are given a simple brief to share...Show More
The Watercooler Auckland Issue 23 Holiday

49:25 | Dec 3rd, 2015

Inspired by many well-known storytelling events and podcasts held worldwide (The Moth, This American Life), The Watercooler is a platform for people from all walks to tell stories both true and imagined. Storytellers are given a simple brief to share...Show More
The Watercooler; I Woke Up Like This

58:45 | Nov 10th, 2015

Unless you’re dead, the one thing you can guarantee will happen each day is waking up. You have to get up and you have to go about your day. Some people are better at this than others. ‘I woke up like this’ is celebrating the achievements of those wh...Show More
The Watercooler; I Woke Up Like This

58:45 | Nov 10th, 2015

Unless you’re dead, the one thing you can guarantee will happen each day is waking up. You have to get up and you have to go about your day. Some people are better at this than others. ‘I woke up like this’ is celebrating the achievements of those wh...Show More
The Wellington Watercooler

50:43 | Oct 6th, 2015

This is the first issue in it's entirety. Your Host, Alice Brine, bring her salty humour and fantastic wit to this established show and makes it Wellington's own. These four speakers spoke of 'Waiting', and you no longer have to wait to hear it. List...Show More
The Wellington Watercooler

50:43 | Oct 6th, 2015

This is the first issue in it's entirety. Your Host, Alice Brine, bring her salty humour and fantastic wit to this established show and makes it Wellington's own. These four speakers spoke of 'Waiting', and you no longer have to wait to hear it. List...Show More
The Watercooler Auckland June LEAVING

55:52 | Sep 29th, 2015

This issue was a good bye to to Sarah our founder and director as she moved to London. The speakers told their own stories of saying good-bye, whether it was for better or worse, they all made for great tales. Listen now and check out the next Wa...Show More
The Watercooler Auckland June LEAVING

55:52 | Sep 29th, 2015

This issue was a good bye to to Sarah our founder and director as she moved to London. The speakers told their own stories of saying good-bye, whether it was for better or worse, they all made for great tales. Listen now and check out the next Wa...Show More
The Watercooler NZ Music Month Issue

41:58 | Aug 4th, 2015

We had an amazing night with 4 fantastic stories and they are all here for you to enjoy. Andrew Tidball Esther Stephens Milana Radojčić and Nick Atkinson with your host Joseph Harper
The Watercooler NZ Music Month Issue

41:58 | Aug 4th, 2015

We had an amazing night with 4 fantastic stories and they are all here for you to enjoy. Andrew Tidball Esther Stephens Milana Radojčić and Nick Atkinson with your host Joseph Harper
The Watercooler Bad Jobs

1:10:30 | Jun 29th, 2015

This issue takes us into the dark and soul-draining world that is a really bad job. Our host Joseph Ernest Harper will be introducing you to the night's speakers Freya Desmarais Ryan Richards Matthew Crawley and David Parker
The Watercooler Bad Jobs

1:10:30 | Jun 29th, 2015

This issue takes us into the dark and soul-draining world that is a really bad job. Our host Joseph Ernest Harper will be introducing you to the night's speakers Freya Desmarais Ryan Richards Matthew Crawley and David Parker
The Watercooler Taboo Topics

45:25 | Jun 19th, 2015

Three stories on subjects that often get swept under the rug.
The Watercooler Taboo Topics

45:25 | Jun 19th, 2015

Three stories on subjects that often get swept under the rug.
The Watercooler On The Fringe

36:25 | Mar 27th, 2015

At Auckland’s Basement Theatre our new host, Joseph Ernest Harper, introduced you to four Auckland women who took to the stage to tell their stories of being on the fringe. Our Speakers included: Angella Dravid Gaayathri Nair Annie Rose Duckwor...Show More
The Watercooler On The Fringe

36:25 | Mar 27th, 2015

At Auckland’s Basement Theatre our new host, Joseph Ernest Harper, introduced you to four Auckland women who took to the stage to tell their stories of being on the fringe. Our Speakers included: Angella Dravid Gaayathri Nair Annie Rose Duckwor...Show More
Reunion issue; Fergus Burnett

05:43 | Jan 19th, 2015

Fergus talks about seeing his brother again who has been away on Mars.
Reunion issue; Fergus Burnett

05:43 | Jan 19th, 2015

Fergus talks about seeing his brother again who has been away on Mars.
Reunion issue; Richard Bol

07:28 | Jan 18th, 2015

Richard speculated what a reunion with university peers would be like now that they are older (and wiser?).
Reunion issue; Richard Bol

07:28 | Jan 18th, 2015

Richard speculated what a reunion with university peers would be like now that they are older (and wiser?).
Reunion Issue; Chris Parker

12:59 | Jan 18th, 2015

Chris takes to the stage to muse about being an adult with your parents and how bridging the gap between child and adult is a unique one.
Reunion Issue; Chris Parker

12:59 | Jan 18th, 2015

Chris takes to the stage to muse about being an adult with your parents and how bridging the gap between child and adult is a unique one.
Reunion Issue; Dawn Glover

12:17 | Jan 18th, 2015

Dawn tells the tale of a family reunion that can't her pause about what it means to belong.
Reunion Issue; Dawn Glover

12:17 | Jan 18th, 2015

Dawn tells the tale of a family reunion that can't her pause about what it means to belong.
The Watercooler dating Jesse Griffin

13:22 | Dec 14th, 2014

Jesse tells the story of falling for the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen, then realising he wasn't the first to do so.
The Watercooler dating Jesse Griffin

13:22 | Dec 14th, 2014

Jesse tells the story of falling for the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen, then realising he wasn't the first to do so.
The Watercooler Dating Alice Harbourne

10:30 | Dec 14th, 2014

Alice tells the story of finding love, it slipping through her fingers and so she takes charges.
The Watercooler Dating Alice Harbourne

10:30 | Dec 14th, 2014

Alice tells the story of finding love, it slipping through her fingers and so she takes charges.
The Watercooler dating Calum Gittins

07:23 | Dec 14th, 2014

Calum tells the story of being auctioned off as a celebrity date and realising that maybe that isn't as sexy as it sounds.
The Watercooler dating Calum Gittins

07:23 | Dec 14th, 2014

Calum tells the story of being auctioned off as a celebrity date and realising that maybe that isn't as sexy as it sounds.
The Watercooler Dating Meredith Rehburg

07:12 | Dec 13th, 2014

Meredith tells the story of finding love that may have literally been lost due to translation.
The Watercooler Dating Meredith Rehburg

07:12 | Dec 13th, 2014

Meredith tells the story of finding love that may have literally been lost due to translation.
The Watercooler: All In The Family

52:04 | Nov 25th, 2014

This month's issue showcased stories from three very different households as told by members of these families; Chris Thompson, Elle Hunt and Natasha Hoyland. Hosted by Oliver Quincy Page and staged at The Basement Theatre in Auckland.
The Watercooler: All In The Family

52:04 | Nov 25th, 2014

This month's issue showcased stories from three very different households as told by members of these families; Chris Thompson, Elle Hunt and Natasha Hoyland. Hosted by Oliver Quincy Page and staged at The Basement Theatre in Auckland.
SNORTERCOOLER: Snort meets The Watercooler

26:45 | Oct 30th, 2014

This episode is the improv stories of four of Auckland's greatest young comedians. You also get two stories from both Chris Parker and Guy Montgomery.- What a treat! listen to the formats of both these The Basement regulars blend into one and see ...Show More
SNORTERCOOLER: Snort meets The Watercooler

26:45 | Oct 30th, 2014

This episode is the improv stories of four of Auckland's greatest young comedians. You also get two stories from both Chris Parker and Guy Montgomery.- What a treat! listen to the formats of both these The Basement regulars blend into one and see ...Show More
The Watercooler; Deep, Dark and Lost.

41:15 | Sep 24th, 2014

Where it all began, our first issue. Our speakers for this first event include: Joe Nunweek practices law by day and jams in the co-editorship of The Pantograph Punch, an Auckland arts and culture website, in between. Apart from a bit of freel...Show More
The Watercooler; Deep, Dark and Lost.

41:15 | Sep 24th, 2014

Where it all began, our first issue. Our speakers for this first event include: Joe Nunweek practices law by day and jams in the co-editorship of The Pantograph Punch, an Auckland arts and culture website, in between. Apart from a bit of freel...Show More
The Watercooler; No animals were harmed in the making of

1:01:08 | Aug 11th, 2014

No Animals Were Harmed In The Making of; a collection of stories of our domesticated and not so domesticated furry friends. Richard Bol Sarah Finnigan - Walsh Jono Aidney Alex Robb (as told by Finnius Teppett) Hosted By Oliver Quincy ...Show More
The Watercooler; No animals were harmed in the making of

1:01:08 | Aug 11th, 2014

No Animals Were Harmed In The Making of; a collection of stories of our domesticated and not so domesticated furry friends. Richard Bol Sarah Finnigan - Walsh Jono Aidney Alex Robb (as told by Finnius Teppett) Hosted By Oliver Quincy ...Show More